One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as a series, new instalments of which can be received by subscribers automatically.
programme, show, production, presentation, performanceView synonyms
- ‘For those of you unaware of the concept, a podcast is a downloadable audio file suitable for adding to your iPod or other MP3 player.’
- ‘In 2005, we have photo-filled web pages, streaming radio, podcasts, and movie trailers to download.’
- ‘They are as likely to read something online instead of watch the news, or listen to a podcast instead of read a magazine.’
- ‘Last night, as I often do these days, I downloaded some podcasts to listen to while going to sleep.’
- ‘He is in the process of putting the material online, but the first podcasts are available here.’
- ‘If you have a hobby or interest, you'll probably find a podcasts on it… or 10 podcasts on it!’
- ‘The weekly podcast was an initiative of the newspaper's editorial page editor.’
- ‘You could watch the video on your computer, clips of the audio were inserted into podcasts and rebroadcast.’
- ‘Newspaper websites also can find a place in the music scene, offering regular podcasts of local bands' new releases.’
- ‘You'll be able to subscribe to the podcast for free or listen to a streaming audio version.’
- ‘Now the channel is expanding its list of podcasts of popular shows, according to an announcement today.’
- ‘Creating a podcast is relatively easy and a lot of people are getting into it by either creating content or listening to it.’
- ‘It won't be long until podcasts can be easily downloaded directly to cell phones and automobiles.’
- ‘I'm already downloading podcasts of radio news programmes and listening to them in the car on my way to and from work.’
Make (a digital audio file) available as a podcast.
transmit, relay, air, beam, put out, send out, put on the air, put on the airwaves, show, screen, televise, telecast, videocast, podcast, live-streamView synonyms
- ‘When we first began podcasting, we were podcasting at writing center clients almost exclusively.’
- ‘And finally I asked how many of them were podcasting... and the majority said that they were not.’
- ‘This is a great way to podcast your lecture or presentation.’
Early 21st century: from iPod + broadcast.
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